HRL 2 Ltd T/A Change recruitment: Modern Slavery Act 2015 Transparency Statement

Introduction: This is the Modern Slavery Transparency Statement of HRL 2 Ltd T/A Change Recruitment for the financial year ending December 2017.  This statement is made pursuant to s.54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 creates offences in respect of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking ("Modern Slavery").  Change Recruitment is committed to combatting all forms of Modern Slavery. Change Recruitment recognises that all businesses have a responsibility to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in their businesses or supply chains.  

Our Business: We are committed to continuous improvement in our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. Our recruitment consultants provide a valuable service to our clients and candidates and we aim to recruit and place candidates in line with our company values.  Our clients appreciate our open and honest approach in everything we do. Change Recruitment recognises that Modern Slavery is not an issue confined to overseas recruitment. In particular we recognise the risks that arise from the use of foreign and migrant labour, and from supply chains both in the UK and overseas. We operate as an employment business and employment agency that supplies contract and permanent staff to companies throughout the UK and abroad. Our head office is in Edinburgh and we also have an office in Glasgow.  We have over 60 employees in the U.K.  

Our Supply Chains We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.   As a staffing provider, all candidates are interviewed prior to submission to a client. Where applicable their identification and right to work in the UK documentation is verified. This may include checking passports, utility bills and Visas where applicable.   In order to protect the integrity of our processes, we do not sub-contract provision of our labour supply.   Our supply chains include sourcing contractors, workers and staff for onward supply to clients. As these parties are directly sourced by Change Recruitment, our link in any supply chain is predominantly as a supplier. Any supply chain into Change Recruitment such as the purchase of office stationery and equipment, is incidental.  

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking   We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our workplace policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

We have the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff and our workers:

·      Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

·      Social Value

·      Bribery and Corruption

·      Whistleblowing  

Due Diligence processes for monitoring Slavery and Human trafficking

Our contracts with clients and suppliers reflect the principles within our policies. Prior to submission for interview with clients, all candidates are interviewed and our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.   We are also subject to numerous client and independent checks and audits that will help us to detect any issues in relation to modern slavery.   When entering into supplier agreements with providers for office supplies and sundries, wherever possible we utilise trusted companies with whom we have long standing relationships.   We have also recently taken the following steps to further enhance our policies and procedures: We engaged with an external adviser who ran an educational event for clients and employees regarding modern slavery A Modern Slavery Policy has been put in place

Training To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we have reviewed our policies and procedures to ensure that all staff, current and new starts, have access to information that educates them about modern slavery and spotting the potential signs of modern slavery and includes information on sources of help should they, or their colleagues/friends be concerned about modern slavery.   On an ongoing basis, responsibility lies with the Management Team to ensure that training and our understanding of the issues involved in modern slavery are kept up to date.   Further Steps We intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking: Expanding due diligence on new suppliers; and Provide modern slavery training across our offices to all staff.   This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2017.    

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